Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how his Boston Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers.

“I honestly don’t know,” he said.

Try this: 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds by Rajon Rondo, a 62-37 rebounding advantage by the Celtics and a horrible 4-for-30 shooting performance on 3-pointers by the Nets.

The result was a 91-84 victory in which Brooklyn never led and had its four-game winning streak stopped Friday night.

The rebounding “was obviously the difference in the game for us, from our standpoint. That, and they missed the 3s,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “I’d like to say that it was this outstanding 3-point defense, but I think when you re-watch it, it’s a lot of open 3s they missed.”

– Associated Press